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X-y Oatmeal

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Xy Oatmeal

Hi guys, d’ya miss me?! Judging from the multitude of forlorn emails I’ve received in the past two weeks, I’m guessing so. (OK, so maybe it was only ONE forlorn email, but I’m assuming that for every one email I receive there are hundreds of you who missed me and were too lazy to write! lol)

Let’s start things off again with a bang. Getting tired of eggs? One of these days, try devoting your carb serving to this oh so (se)X-y Oatmeal! I can take absolutely no credit for this one – it is a flat-out copy of my favorite dish at Corner Bakery. Don’t ask me what makes this so amazing. Perhaps it is the fact that it is delicious AND healthy, so you get to indulge and feel virtuous at the SAME TIME. =)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 oz. slivered almonds
  • 1/4 oz. dried cranberries
  • 1/4 oz. dried raisins
  • 1/2 sliced banana
  • 1 Tb honey

In microwave safe bowl, add water until it covers oatmeal. Add dried cranberries and raisins (I do this before microwaving because I like my cranberries and raisins a bit softer than they come naturally). Microwave for 30-45 seconds, until oatmeal has absorbed the water and is the desired consistency. Add a bit of water and re-microwave if it gets too thick. Top with slivered almonds and banana slices, and drizzle with honey. Enjoy. Feel virtuous. 😉

P90x Nutrition Plan Servings:

Full recipe is 1 carb serving, 1 fruit serving, 1/2 condiment serving, and 1 single snack serving (if you don’t have the snack serving to spare, omit the almonds).

P.S. I photographed and ate most of this oatmeal before realizing I had forgotten to add the bananas. So I took pictures of what was left and used digital magic to insert them into my photo. What do you think of my Photoshopping job?? =)

P.P.S. I should also let you guys know that I’m going to slow down the posting pace a bit now that there is a good number of recipes on the site. My goal now will be several new recipes each week. Not that I don’t love you guys or anything, but I really should do other things too like, I don’t know, clean my house and pay the bills! 😉

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  1. Amy

    Just found this site. Exciting. Dusting off my P90x and adding Insanity. Trying to get back in shape after 2 kids. Like the frittata recipe. Anything wrong with using Green Giant lowfat creamed spinach as a veggie in these cups?

    1. CJ =)

      Hey Amy!
      That’s awesome. Dust it off! No, there is nothing at all wrong with using Green Giant lowfat creamed spinach. Go for it! And tell me how it goes for you!
      – CJ =)

  2. Irja Zaidi

    Hey CJ,

    Love the website!!!! So many delicious recipes to look forward too. My only concern is that you might be using too much oatmeal for this recipe. Shouldn’t you use 1 cup cooked oatmeal, so that would be 1/2 cup raw. From what I know, and this might be wrong, but carbs and cooked veggies are measured cooked and all other food groups are measured raw. Might be something to look into.

  3. Matt

    Hi CJ!

    For breakfast I eat a egg white omlette, 1 cup of whites (Uncooked). I use extra virgin olive oil to cover one fat portion.

    I eat my carbs at this point too. I eat oatmeal. half a cup, Uncooked multi grain oats – )1 carb)) 1 cup of skim milk (1 Diary), and a cup of berries (1 Fruit). 2 table spoon of ground flax seed (Linseed) (1 fat portion)

    This covers my carb portion, 1 fruit portion, and 1 dairy portion. I am Level 3, phase 1.

    Any thoughts? I’m wondering if I eat to much carbs or anything else? Its a big brekkie, but it sets me up nicely. in the nutrition guide it sugessts one cup of oatmeal, but i’m unsure if that is cooked or uncooked?

    Cheers,

    Matt

  4. Amanda

    I have a question about snack portions on tracking them on the food journal. If a snack is let say your banana english muffin recipe, do you count that in your carbs etc or do you just list it as a snack and forgoe listing the portions (carb, etc)? Confused.

    1. CJ =)

      Hey Amanda!
      In P90x, one food only accounts for 1 portion. So if you use something to count as your snack, it does NOT count as any other portions like carbs or dairy, even if it has carbs or dairy in it. My fav example is cottage cheese – that can be used as a dairy portion or a snack portion. So you could eat cottage cheese twice in a day – once for your dairy, and another time for your snack. I even take advantage of this fact in several recipes, such as my Heathly Mac and Cheese.

      Check out my P90x Nutrition Basics page and my FAQ page for more info.
      Hope this helps!
      – CJ =)

  5. Lindsey

    If I dont like it, my husband will eat it. lol And i’ll just have a couple of your muffin cup frittatas (i love those things!)

    1. CJ =)

      LOL, ok. That makes me feel better! =D
      – CJ =)

  6. Lindsey

    i missed you bunches. i was getting hungry! lol. this one looks good, and im not a huge fan of oatmeal. but im gonna try it!

    1. CJ =)

      Aw, thanks Lindsey!! We can’t have you hungry! LOL.
      Glad you’re going to try this one, although now I’m worried – sure hope you find it carb-worthy!!! 😉
      – CJ =)

  7. chris

    Hey these recipes look amazing!! I just recently finished my 2nd round of p9ox and I am going to take some time off b4 starting #3. I was really worried and confused about my nutrition intake when I’m not pushing play. I still am gonna exercise but we these recipes I can rest easy and not have to worry about following the nutrition plan to a T. Thank you, and if u have any advice to maintain my results while I take a break it would b much appreciated.

    1. CJ =)

      Hey Chris!
      Wow, you are an inspiration – 2 rounds of P90x already! That is so great. Would you mind bragging a little and reporting some results for us? =)

      I’m so glad that my recipes can be a help to you. I think you’re right that if you use them, you’ll be OK. One thing I would encourage is that you keep up the fruit and vegi consumption, and continue eating the basic types of food in P90x (lean protein, low-fat cheese, etc). You probably just don’t need to count your portions per-se. You also might not want to rely too heavily on the recipes where I’ve used snack portions to make them work (like Healthy Mac and Cheese, anything involving peanut butter, etc.) because those recipes are built around the assumption that you are tracking your portions. Not that you can’t use them, just make sure that those aren’t the ones you are having every night.

      I hope this helps. Thanks again for the feedback – and give us some STATS!! =)
      – CJ =)

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